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    Thursday, July 27, 2017
    TATA has released its latest forecast for the next decade of freight transportation, projecting continued growth for freight transportation overall and for the trucking industry. The ATA Freight Transportation Forecast 2017 projects freight volumes to grow by 2.8% in 2017 followed by 3.4% annual growth through 2023. The growth rate will return to a more moderate 2.3% after 2023. ATA projects that, ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, July 19, 2017
    On August 21, 2017, there will be a Total Solar Eclipse occurring over Madras. Which will be dramatically effecting both North and South bound lanes of Hwy 97 and Hwy 26 that feed through Madras. Starting Sunday Aug 20 and diminishing Aug 22. Madras is preparing for approximately 45,000 visitors to our community of 8,000. Many will be traveling the Central Oregon highways beginning Thursday Aug ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    In a listening session with federal transportation officials, trucking industry representatives proposed some unique ideas to combat the issue of truck parking shortages around the country. Ideas included using public lands along highway rights of way and optimizing weigh stations. Industry executives, business leaders and truckers called on state and federal officials to adopt ...read more
    Categories: General
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    Are you really compliant? What no one tells you about ELD vs. AOBRD WEBINAR | Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 10 AM PDT Join EROAD' s Soona Lee, Regulatory Compliance Manager, and Susan Reszczynski, Sales Engineer, on Tuesday, June 27th, 2017 at 10 am PDT as they reveal some of the misconceptions between choosing an ELD or AOBRD and help you discover the next steps to gain confidence in your ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    After a delay of five months while new regulatory efforts were reviewed, per President Trump's executive order, the rule setting national training standards for new truck drivers has become law. While the law is in effect as of June 5, it offers a substantial compliance window and gives carriers, trainers and other stakeholders until February 2020 to comply. The rule will apply to CDL ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, June 06, 2017
    Right now, drivers in Washington State can't use handheld devices to make phone calls or view and respond to text messages. Due to the language of the current law, police were having hard time when it came to drivers using handheld devices for checking Facebook, Instagram, etc. The new rule covers using your hand or finger to compose, send, read, view, access, browse, transmit, save, or ...read more
    Categories: General
    Tuesday, May 09, 2017
    Beginning Tuesday, May 20, travelers on U.S. 26 from Northwest Glencoe Road to mile post 53 (near Oregon 6), will experience nighttime lane and ramp closures. All lanes of U.S. 26 will be open during the day. Shoulder closures will continue take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Night lane closures will take place : • Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. • Friday from 8 p.m. to 8 ...read more
    Categories: Press Release
    Monday, May 08, 2017
    After years of a full Brake Safety Week, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), which is made up of industry and law enforcement representatives, will instead conduct a single intensive brake-safety enforcement day Sept. 7. The new " Brake Safety Day " event will be a one-day brake-check blitz during which inspectors will be conducting primarily Level IV inspections. CVSA's ...read more
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017
    Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the company's plans to unveil a fully electric semi-truck this September, causing a mixed reaction from analysts and the trucking industry. Analysts say Tesla could well present a problem for established truck manufacturers, but one that will take time to roll out. There are several hurdles to implementing a fleet of electric trucks, including battery ...read more
    Categories: General
    Friday, April 07, 2017
    According to a new study , more than half of vehicle crashes involved phone distraction. Even with advances in vehicle technology such as lane assistance and auto emergency brakes, road fatalities in the U.S. have increased by 14 percent since 2015. Drivers involved in a crash have three times more excessive speeding, 3.4 times more phone distractions and 1.8 times more hard-braking activity. ...read more
    Categories: General